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Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Oakville’s celebration of arts and culture held September 29 to October 1, 2017 was among the best Culture Days events in the country according to the annual Top Ten Cities and Towns list recently released by the Culture Days non-profit organization.
The town ranked fourth within the group with populations of 50,000 to 499,999. Milton, ON took the top spot followed by London, ON in second place and Richmond, BC in third.
“On behalf of Council, I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in organizing such a successful and widely recognized event,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “We’re very proud to offer such a great opportunity for residents to explore the vibrant arts and culture scene that is thriving in our community.”
Rankings were based on the number of activities held in each community. Oakville’s three-day celebration featured 62 activities, performances, hands-on workshops and exhibitions. Residents had the opportunity to explore music, dance, visual arts and theatre at multiple locations including Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Towne Square, Oakville Public Library, Bronte Village, Lions Valley, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and Oakville Galleries.
Highlights from this year’s lineup included an improv workshop with the Oakville Improv Theatre Company, Oakville Wind Orchestra’s Instrument Zoo and Saxophone Quartet performance, a Truth and Reconciliation movie night and community conversation, a family art workshop and a special Oakville Symphony performance celebrating 150 years of music in Canada.
Culture Days is a grassroots, nation-wide movement that aims to raise awareness, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of Canadian communities.
For more information about this event visit our Culture Days page.